On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1944

Historical Events

  • 48 people die in a train accident in Ogden, Utah
  • Japanese army evacuates harbor city Akyab
  • World War II: Hungary declares war on Germany.

Famous Birthdays

  • Taylor Hackford, American director (Devil's Advocate, Ray), born in Santa Barbara, California
1944 Highlights

About December 31, 1944

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn